Volunteering with Front Line Defenders (Dublin)

We greatly appreciate the valuable contribution of volunteers who support the work of Front Line Defenders.

There are many ways to get involved, to help Front Line Defenders raise awareness about the risks faced by human rights defenders around the world and to help raise much needed funds to increase their security and protection.

When human rights defenders visit Ireland on rest & respite, it is important to provide a network of support to them. This community of support includes volunteers interested in accompanying the human rights defender sightseeing, to music and cultural activities, sharing about Irish history and current affairs or other hobbies/activities that may be of interest.

Occasionally we ask volunteers to help with events in Dublin, research projects or publication mailouts in the office. Unfortunately we have limited space to take on all the volunteers who would like to come in and work in the office.

Language support to visiting human rights defenders or short translation work is also much appreciated. The working languages of Front Line Defenders are English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian but sometimes we also need support with other languages.

Please refer also to the How can I help? section of the web. https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/help

You can follow our campaigns and updates through our website and social media such as twitter, facebook, medium, oximity and youtube.

If specific volunteering jobs arise, they willl be advertised on this page.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering opportunities please write to tara@frontlinedefenders.org giving details of your availability, what motivates you to support the work of Front Line Defenders and attaching a CV which details any human rights experience, language or other specialist skills.

In providing protection and support to human rights defenders, Front Line Defenders and its staff, interns and volunteers are committed to:
- focus on the primacy and centrality of defenders;
- demonstrate profound respect and empathy for defenders;
- meet the needs expressed by the defenders in a fast, flexible and relentless manner;
- achieve tangible impact;
- act with independence, impartiality and integrity;
- perform with dedication, professionalism and accountability;
- show transparency and openness;
- develop participative and cooperative relations.